Tuesday, September 1, 2009

frasier phoenix crane


Design is a magical process, replete with rejections that lead to satisfaction. I so enjoyed working through this course as Frasier's final form evolved.

So too, I became reacquainted with a touchstone in our ancestors' quilting, hand stitching. As in Cathie's piece ("Texture by Two" - chronicled in the July archives), this motif became a key element in my designs. The cadence of the stitch is so soothing -- a nice antidote to the multitasking of our world outside of art. I am happy to be reacquainted with you, Grandma Gans.

11 comments:

Karen said...

This is just a very peaceful, etheral piece Pam.

Antonija said...

This is beautiful. Your hand-stitching conveys the calmness I'm sure you experienced while doing it. That's why I love handwork myself. Great piece, Pam!

Gerrie said...

Love the glass with the lovely quilted background.

Art by Rhoda Forbes said...

Beautiful, has a very peaceful fell to it. The hand stitching is a great addition.

JYA Fiberarts said...

This piece has a very peaceful feeling. Is the crane painted on? I can't tell?

Carole said...

There is more than ancestry to hand stitching.. it is beautiful, relaxing, meditative and purposeful. Beautiful!

norma said...

I didn't realize at first that it had glass on it and when I did, wow! I liked it even more. Your hand stitching is lovely and really contributes a lot.

Anonymous said...

Dear Pam,
Great Work! I love to hand-quilt w/pearl cotton, too: texture and line at the same time. DMC pearl cotton is getting hard to find in San Diego; where do you get yours?

Love the name!

Linda Laird
quilt lady at san . rr . com

LaughingLG said...

This is beautiful. I love how you've fused (pun intended) the two mediums so nicely here.

Pamela Price Klebaum said...

My, I thank you all for your kind comments. I have responded to each of you individually when I had your address.

I purchased the cotton size 8 thread on spools from www.threadart.com -- no affiliation here!!!

Aussie Jo said...

Fantastic result Pam, thankyou for documenting your creative process. I love the meditative state of hand stitchng too (passed down by my grandmother).

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